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Oct 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
information or that invite a tax. it is natural. part of this kennedy had a close knit group the boston mafia and the bollenbach they were very less leading into democratic politics. but in the cabinet he surrounded himself with a remarkably centrist range of people. robert mcnamara was a registered republican the secretary of the treasury and he made sure his advisers were very centrist. to see the left-leaning partisan people. >> host: rehab a couple minutes left. but to arrive at the university of virginia public affairs. talk about the value of these tapes. because they are so wonderful thing we can focus too much and there might be a danger. >> we have been working on these tapes at the white house since 1998. we had a whole team of people, colleagues, students , scholars, trying to work through this remarkable resource. they have to be used with care. i tried to be very careful. it is hired to write a book with a list of transcripts. we do that as part of the work. one-two embed them in a much broader story. bayous allot of other material not just the tapes. i try to balance the out. o
Oct 28, 2012 11:00am EDT
, that administration has expanded the categories of businesses that receive preferential loans, tax dollars if they are owned by women. now, since women are winning, why the hell are we doing that? >> guest: small businesses i think differently than i think of workplaces. places that are totally like finance and law firms, those places i feel like to not acknowledge the rise of women or taken into account or accepted. why are you giving me that look. small business, it's a different question. i wish i knew more about small businesses. sao. >> host: but the principle remains. women of succeeding commoner failing in the federal government gives preference to women. >> guest: women are starting in places where i described, women still get underpaid. there just, you know, creeping their way up. you can be ahead and still be treated unfairly. i don't really think those things are necessarily have anything to do with each other. how is it that we have a work force where women are the majority and we don't have any paid maternity leave. that just does not make any sense to me. it's like we have so
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
during the missile crisis, but in everything he does, whether it's vietnam policy, tax policy, civil rights, constantly thinking about how will this play out and how is this going to look? i would very carefully draw the distinction between that and partisan politics in a superficial sense. i do not believe he was partisan in the superficial sense that we like to talk about that was a political decision and things like that, and a lot of the time -- we mean that superficially as a partisan way, but in a much deeper way, i think he was absolutely aware of the political ramifications, but it just wasn't -- he was careful, for instance, to brief dwight eisenhower, at that point, one the leading republican figures, gave him special briefings in the crisis, called him on the tfn, we have those recordings. he sent the cia director, director of central intelligence, john mccohen, tight in republican party politics at this point, sent him to brief eisenhower. whenever there were -- he was briefing congressional leaders, it was a bipartisan affair, not getting democratic leaders on the phone
Oct 29, 2012 12:00am EDT
information or volunteering things that are potentially going to invite a tax. it's just natural. it's how you govern essentially. but as i said, i would go back -- part of this, too is kennedy had a very close-knit group. there were people that went back in his political career and they were left wing anti-democratic politics but in particular in the cabinet he was surrounded himself with a remarkably centrist range of people. several republicans. john mccain, director of central intelligence, robert mcnamara who wasn't for the political but was a registered republican. douglas dillon, the secretary of the treasury, said he had made sure that a lot of his advisers were actually very centrist. he wasn't getting the left lanning partisan people around him. >> host: let me ask one last question about the tapes you've dedicated your life to the project university of public affairs. talk a little bit about the value of the tapes but also about the potential pitfalls because some of the hudson because the tapes are so wonderful that we could focus too much on them and there might be a danger to the
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